Course Description

2-Day Course Design Thinking Fundamentals (Certificate)

This high-energy Design Thinking Fundamentals course will give you a common level of understanding of the Design Thinking principles, key tools & terminology. The focus of this course will be on this hands-on part, ‘Learning-by-Doing’. The tools we will practice during these two days are: Stakeholder Mapping, Value Network Mapping, Personas, Customer Journey Mapping (Customer Insights), Service Scenario Mapping and Prototyping. We will work on an actual case that you can provide. You can use the outcomes of the two days training in the actual project you have at hand.

THEORY

We strongly believe in ‘Learning by Doing’, so the DesignThinkers Bootcamp will be a high energy and hands-on event. You’ll be challenged to work in On the first day, we will go through a short and interactive introduction to Service Design Thinking. What is it, where does it come from and why now? What are the challenges? What are the main ‘Schools of Thought’ within Service Design? What are the key case studies? Where can you find more information?

LEARNING BY DOING

During the DesignThinkers Bootcamp Week the coaches will share their experiences in the form of a masterclass on a specific topic each day and will The major part of the two days, however, will be spent on hands-on work on the case using the different tools. It is ‘learning by doing’ that is at the core of Service Design. The tools we will practice that are fundamental in Service Design Thinking. Customer Journey mapping is at the core of the course: the interaction of the customer with the service.

YOU WILL PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING TOOLS

Stakeholder Mapping provides you with an overview of the ‘eco-system’ that you are exploring. Stakeholders are people, teams or organizations that directly or indirectly exchange ‘value’. The exchange of value is used as the basis to explore the underlying services provided by the stakeholders

Value Network Mapping creates insight in the exact values that are being exchanged between stakeholders. Using this tool, you already will get a more detailed insight into the services being provided by the stakeholders

Personas are used as the basis for Customer Journey Mapping. Finding out about the objectives, behavior, attitudes of people is very important for developing improvements or innovations of the services provided.

Customer Journey Mapping allows us to further step into the customer shoes. It shows us the customer’s perceptions and the larger context in which we play a part at the different stages of their journeys. It lets us be emerged in their world, their reality. Get a deeper insight into customer needs, perception, experience and motivation. It will answer questions like: What are people really trying to achieve? How are they trying to achieve this? What do they use and in what order? Why do they make a choice? What are they experiencing, feeling, while trying to reach the desired outcome?

Service Scenarios are used to visualize how a (newly designed) service is being experienced from a customer point of view. Simple visualization techniques are being introduced.

Prototyping is done to be able to test a service concept in a ‘low tech’ environment with relevant stakeholders. Prototyping can be done by building artifacts from cardboard or paper or by using Lego. Also, role play is a powerful way of prototyping.

All Design Thinking tools and the certificate will be handed out after the session and are free of use.

This video gives you a glimpse on our Design Thinking Trainings with global companies:

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process. Our DT professionals can come over to you, we are represented in over 25 countries, or you are most welcome to join us at our DT Academy Studio in Amsterdam. Please reach out to us for more information.

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Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

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